W. Garrett Owen
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1066 Bogue Street
East Lansing, MI 48824
East Lansing, Michigan
Greenhouse and Floriculture Outreach SpecialistFloriculture
W. Garrett Owen is the floriculture and greenhouse production Outreach Specialist based in Oakland County. He serves greenhouses in Eastern Michigan including the Metro-Detroit area. His major program initiatives include: propagation, efficient production of greenhouse crops and herbaceous perennials, greenhouse and nursery substrates, and crop diagnostics.
March 7, 2018 | Tune in March 16 for a free webinar on plant growth regulator (PGR) tips for Michigan greenhouse growers.
February 13, 2018 | Rooting compounds aid in rooting of moderate to difficult-to-root species, accelerate root initiation, improve rooting uniformity, increase the number of roots produced and reduce shrink and rooting time.
February 7, 2018 | e-GRO launches an in-house nutritional monitoring app that provides optimal substrate pH and EC levels of greenhouse, floriculture and vegetable crops.
February 2, 2018 | Managing and controlling moisture during cutting propagation is critical to finish high-quality, well-rooted liners.
February 1, 2018 | Be prepared this spring with corrective procedures for the battle against high or low substrate pH or electrical conductivity (EC).
January 31, 2018 | e-GRO, a collaborative team of university floriculture specialists and educators, launches a nutritional monitoring website for greenhouse, floriculture and vegetable crops.
January 8, 2018 | Register for the interactive Marketing Boot Camp on Feb. 28, 2018, designed to ready the staff for a busy spring, help boost staff morale and unify their vision around happy customers and profitable sales.
December 15, 2017 | Register and attend one of three Worker Protection Standards (WPS) and Respirator Fit-Testing meetings in January 2018 throughout Michigan.
December 15, 2017 | Heavy snow loads can cause greenhouse structures to collapse if proper snow removal techniques are not practiced or extra support is not provided.
August 15, 2017 | Tight spacing in greenhouses and abundant flower buds causes stem breakage of hibiscus.